Fred William Lauenstein
July 23, 1926 – August 6, 2018
Fred William Lauenstein was born on July 23, 1926 and passed away on August 6, 2018
Fred William Lauenstein
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October 4, 2018
Dad had a passion for clam digging, fishing and bike riding. In his later years he was more into listening to classical music and eating good food. At 92 his mind was as sharp as any twenty year old, always reading and learning new things. Dad was a man who always said what was on his mind, whether it was good or bad. I found a newspaper clipping taped inside his lampshade that was located next to his chair. It was a very profound quote from dr Seuss "do what you want and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" I miss his sense of humor, generosity and unconditional love, but most of all his amazing intuition. In just a glance he could tell if something was wrong or bothering me and then he led me in the right direction with comforting words of wisdom. "to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world" dr seuss. With all my love to you ,forever and always , Your Mary Jo XOXO
August 25, 2018
I recently lost a very good friend who was also my Father In-law. I had the privilege of knowing Fred for the last 21 years of my life. He was one of the most detailed and intelligent people I've ever met . We over the years had many conversations on current events, politics and of course religion. Some were on the heated side (which I believe he enjoyed as much as I did) others were just plain old fashioned fun. I have always thought that I was a bit of a History buff until I met Fred. He educated me on one of my favorite subjects WWII. This man could have taught a college course on the subject, his memory and recall of facts, dates and events never ceased to amaze me. For fathers day one year I asked my wife if he would possibly like an I-Pad. This man was in search for knowledge always and what would be a better tool than something he could look up anything on. My Wife said she though it would be a mistake as he would probably get frustrated using it. I rolled the dice and got it for him. He Called it his "Machine" and after some frustration he became quite adept in using it and enjoyed the learning process of something new. This Old Boy had one of the sharpest minds I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have my own stories about Fred, but Ill close with this simple thought. My Friend Ill Miss you, Ill miss our discussions on what ever topic might have come up when I visited with you. I truly did love you Old Boy, my wish is that you and Joanne are holding hands at the end of the Prom watching the waves come in enjoying a beautiful sunset with the women you loved. I swear Ill look after your Middle Daughter to the very best of my ability. I sure don't want you waking me up in the middle of the night irritated with me for not doing exactly that. Rest In Peace My Friend, you will be honestly and truly missed
August 18, 2018
Dear Dad-I cherish the relationship we had,especially the last couple of decades.
We never had a conversation without telling each other we Loved them. Often several times! You and I got to know each other in a way I had always prayed we could, and I thank God for that.
I will miss our hours of listening to classical music together, you holding your baton (a chopstick) pretending to be conducting and me smiling over at you.
The funny stories you told were beyond entertaining and though I knew that most were made up, I would go along with you and pretend they were true. You had such a great sense of humor!! You made me laugh and I got such a kick out of the absurdity of your stories!!
I am comforted in knowing that you are no longer suffering Dad. You are now in better place. You are with Mom, and your Mother, and all those who have passed before you.
I miss you Dad, though I know I will see you again someday.
August 16, 2018
I am so sorry for your family's loss Julie, your dad was quite the man, I have not seen him for many years, but I do remember years ago how fun it was to just sit with Fred and as they say in Hawaii "talk story". He was pretty funny and I remember how much he loved your mom and his children and grandchildren, he was so excited that I brought him some lasagna after your mom passed told me it was the best he had ever eaten. That was so nice to hear, especially being Italian . He will be missed by many, but he will never be forgotten, as you stated he is finally free to dance with your mom again and laugh and be free from the pain and illness. Love to you and your family may you all find some peace. You are all in my prayers.
August 15, 2018
You are so missed, dad! You were one in a million. I was lucky enough to call you "dad" . You've said it many times, "I've had a good life", at 92 years of age, and you have. A loving wife for 46 years until mom passed in 1998. Three daughters who loved you to the moon and back. Would do anything in the world for you.
I know you are not in pain anymore and I know you are flying high and running fast up there with mom. Give her a big hug and kiss for me. Until we meet again....
Love, "Your Julie"